School safety and security is a top priority at Mansfield ISD. To partner with the community in an open dialogue about the topic, the district will host a Safety and Security Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane. All community stakeholders are invited to attend.
The meeting will feature a panel of community leaders and experts, including Superintendent Kimberley Cantu, School Board President Michelle Newsom, Chief Greg Minter from the MISD Police Department, Chief Alexander Jones from the Arlington Police Department and Chief Tracy Aaron from the Mansfield Police Department. Bruno Dias, MISD’s Director of Safety, Security and Threat Management and a representative from Texas School Safety Center will also be part of the panel.
After a discussion about various safety topics, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions or share comments with the panel. The feedback given will help the district’s school safety committee—comprised of students, staff, parents and community members—which will review systematic procedures and determine the next best steps. Those interested in serving on the district’s school safety committee can fill out a form of interest here. (The deadline to complete the form is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18.)
To ensure everyone has an opportunity to attend the Safety and Security Town Hall Meeting, there will be free shuttles from Lake Ridge High School, Legacy High School, Mansfield High School, Summit High School and Timberview High School to take riders to and from the meeting location Oct. 21. Shuttles will leave promptly at 5:20 p.m. from each location. Shuttles will return riders to their high school locations once the meeting concludes.
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